April Crowell

About April Crowell

AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Amma Therapy, Integral Asian Medicine, Holistic Nutrition & Herbs. Inspiration and education for healthy and sustainable living. I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice in Boise, Idaho. I offer classes and consultations online.

Keeping Cool! Handling Summer’s Heat

We love our Summer and sunshine here in Boise.  It's time to be in the garden, rivers and mountains.  However, from late Spring into early Summer the temperature can swing [...]

Orange Peel Tea

  This is one of my favorite and most simple tools in the cupboard for dealing with phlegm and it doesn't matter if the phlegm is from allergies, [...]

The Exterior And Interior Causes Of Disease

Why do we get ill? In the most simplistic of terms, we get ill because something is out of balance our body.  Likely you've heard of term 'homeostatis' that [...]

By |2020-07-27T01:26:21+00:00July 25th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|3 Comments

What’s For Breakfast?

2020 is a year like no other. School schedules are likely to look different this fall, but a good breakfast is still the best start of the day bodies [...]

By |2020-07-26T19:05:38+00:00July 25th, 2020|BLOGS, Breakfast|0 Comments

Japanese Clear Broth Soup

Soups are easy to digest, nourishing and endlessly changing.  The trick is to know a few simple base recipes and then learn to vary them [...]

By |2020-07-26T19:15:59+00:00July 25th, 2020|0 Comments

All About Apples

The year my daughter, Clara was born we were lucky enough to have access to our friend's ancient and over-productive apple trees.  We had bushels.  We ate them fresh, [...]

A Few Teas To Curb The Queasies

We've all felt queasy or nauseated at some point.  By request, I've selected a few teas that are specifically beneficial in treating the queasies whether they are caused by [...]

Countering Coughs

Have a cough? They are pretty common right now and this time of year I get a fair number of emails or calls with clients that have suddenly come [...]

By |2020-07-24T16:36:45+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|3 Comments

Helping Children Grow & Thrive – Asian Medicine for Children

I am often asked if Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) and Amma Therapy can be used to treat children.  The answer is--yes, of course and very effectively.  But don't limit [...]

By |2020-07-25T14:18:03+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|2 Comments

Clearing Sinus Congestion

If you've ever had a treatment with me,  you've likely smelled the wonderful, clearing Kwan Loong or other oils we use during treatment. Besides soothing sore muscles the fragrances [...]

By |2020-07-24T16:35:53+00:00July 20th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments